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Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

One more of Sean McCarthy’s painted telecommunications boxes. This one is in St Georges Road, Avondale, right beside a level railway crossing — as you might already have guessed. We hope that by the end of the year the depiction of a diesel engine will be just a quaint (if noisy) memory, replaced by whisper quiet electric trains.…

Painted Boxes: The Portage (Sean McCarthy, 2011)

The Portage - Looking towards the Waitemata Harbour

The Portage - Looking towards the Waitemata Harbour

Auckland lies on an isthmus formed by Manukau Harbour and Waitemata Harbour, the latter opening out to the Pacific Ocean, and the former to the Tasman Sea. One of the narrowest land passages between the two is roughly along what now is “Portage Road”, named after the fact that Maori used this stretch of land and the waters of Avondale Stream (Wai Tahurangi) to move their canoes from one side to the other.…

Painted Boxes (Printed Circuit – Populated)

Painted Boxes (S. McCarthy 2009)

Painted Boxes (S. McCarthy 2009)

Wednesday is for painted boxes.

This transformer is outside 221 Hepburn Road, Glendene (map). On the background of a printed circuit board, the artist (S.McCarthy) shows numerous creepy-crawlies: weta, centipede, millipede, ants, dragonfly, praying mantis, grasshopper, kauri snail (not all visible on these pictures).…

Painted Boxes: You Are Being Watched

The Eye (Sean McCarthy)

The Eye (Sean McCarthy)

This impressively sized telecommunications cabinet is on Whitney Street near the intersection with Margate Road, Blockhouse Bay. Painted by Sean McCarthy who has a lot of boxes in this area, and a great range of subjects and styles.…

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